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Shall We “Cartouche”? ….

“Cartouche” traditionally a decorative frame surrounding an image or inspiration This technique was introduced by Zentangle earlier this year as part of their Project Pack Series.  I have to say, it is my favorite to date!  You can rediscover old treasures …. photographs, trinkets,…

“Four Corners” ….

June’s class at Icarus Creative Arts focused on “Four Corners”.  Each tangler had four tiles with the inner corners broken into five “rings”.  We had a list of fifteen patterns to be inserted into these rings.  I assigned each pattern a number and drew…

“Just Patterns” ….

This month’s class at Icarus Creative Arts Studio was all about learning new patterns.  Sometimes it’s good to just spend time learning new patterns to add to our libraries and future tiles.  I had so many ideas for what patterns to teach, I finally…

A Zentangle Cartouche …

Every few months, Zentangle comes out with a “Project Pack” that introduces new ways to use the Zentangle Art Method.  This month, Project Pack 05 came out, and features “Zentangle Cartouches”!  Cartouche – def. Merriam-Webster … an ornate or ornamental frame.  The idea is to…

Intro to Zentangle …. Finally!

This weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting Liz and Sally.  They are cousins who came to my “Pacific Beach Classroom” to learn the Zentangle Art Method.  We had tried and tried to find dates that worked for the three of us over the…

Zen Buttons ….

My Sunday afternoon class at the Bernardo Winery saw five of us trying our hands at Zen Buttons – a technique started by Marguerite Samama, CZT.  This is a fun way to create your own “string”, and include squares, circles and triangles.  This technique…

Dingsplatz …

Imagine this – you take a handful of tangles, throw them up in the air and let them land.  What do you get …. “Dingsplatz”!  That’s one of Zentangle’s newest concepts that I shared with Judy and Juli last week.  I offered two new…

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